ADULT EDUCATION – TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Today a film in the NOOMA series will be shown in the youth wing between the 9:00 and 10:45 services. From the NOOMA series overview: “Jesus encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, Jesus started discussions about what matters most.” These films offer an invitation to us to search, question, and join the discussion. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday Nights at the Movies has begun on Wednesday 7:00 p.m. in the youth wing. Films from the series based on the book, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, will be shown on Wednesday evenings in June and July. Narrated by Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the world’s leading historians and Professor of the History of the Church at St. Cross College, Oxford University, the films take us to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity and Mr. MacCulloch discusses the evolution of the Christian faith and its four main forms: Orthodoxy, Oriental Christianity, Western Catholicism and Protestantism. Join us for these fascinating films. Bring a snack if you like!
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: If you were moved by what you heard from David Hatch about our efforts to welcome and re-settle newly arriving refugees last Sunday, please call David. He’ll will answer any questions you may have. Call him any time at 919-649-4024 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL for Outreach is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and we need you! We need help to make this year’s event a success. The festival committee needs two more committee members, one to take charge of publicity, and one for a new position that we’re calling facilities coordinator. It’s a fun event, for a very good cause, and we have a great group, but we’re looking for more wonderful volunteers. For full information, please contact Sally Moller, at email@example.com.
DORCAS MINISTRY toilet paper collection for the Food Pantry will be Sunday June 26. Collection will be in front of the church.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Ushers are hosting a special coffee hour in the parish hall today following the 9:00 service. Please join them in welcoming the newest member of our clergy team, The Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista.
Next week the Communications Committee will be providing refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 service. This committee keeps us informed about all the many activities and events of our parish.
THE MEMORIAL GARDEN COMMITTEE will have an information table today between the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. The table will be located at the back of the church near the exit door to the Courtyard. Committee members will be available to answer any questions one might have regarding the church’s Memorial Garden, which consists of a Garden, Columbarium, and Remembrance Wall.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: St. Paul’s has a longstanding tradition of providing transportation to those in need. Care and Share helps with coordinating transportation to both appointments and Sunday services. Currently, we have need of transportation to and from the 9:00 a.m. service. If you are able to help, please contact: Kittied45@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Have you even considered joining the Sunday School Teaching Ministry? If so, you are in luck as we have a few openings for Sunday School Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Sunday School teachers work in teams of three, so you have every 3rd Sunday off. The lessons are fun and easy and the children are delightful! You can learn so much by explaining Bible Stories to children-but prior teaching experience is not necessary…just a love of God and children! As of now, Sunday School teaching openings are: 1 spot in 3 year olds, 1 spot in 2nd grade, 2 spots in 3rd grade and 2 spots in 4th grade. Please contact Christine Ingram to sign up or have your questions answered.
• Children’s Ministries is thrilled to announce the June 2016-May 2017 Children’s Collection beneficiary! Please join us in collecting for “A Note in the Pocket!” A Note in the Pocket provides new and like new clothing to children in need in Wake County. In addition to collecting funds, we will also be collecting new and like-new clothing and participating in clothing sorts a couple of times a year. And, we will also have a few “Socks and Undies Sundays!” Stay tuned for additional information about how you and your children can help with this new opportunity.
• Heroes and Villains Vacation Bible School starts TOMORROW! We can’t wait to welcome 100 children and over 60 volunteers to the St. Paul’s campus this week for a wonderful time of fellowship, fun and learning.
• Children’s Chapel will continue at the 9am and 10:45am services all summer, with the exception of July 3th , July 10th and Labor Day weekends!